Welcome to Mission College!
"Empowering every student to find their mission "
Enrollment (Spring 2018)
Headcount (unduplicated): 7,219
Enrollment (duplicated): 17,179
Credit FTES (estimated): 2,330.5
* 23% of our students take 12 or more units a semester
Performance (Fall 2017)
Success 76.1% (state average: 71%)
Retention: 89.1% (state average: 86.6%)
Transfer Report (2017-18)
Transfer to Out of State Colleges: 94
Transfer to a CSU: 339 (194 to SJSU, 54 to CS East Bay)
Transfer to a UC: 63 (16 to UCSC, 12 to UC Davis)
- African-American: 3.5%
- American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.1%
- Asian: 36.2%
- Filipino: 9.7%
- Hispanic: 28.2%
- Multi-Ethnicity: 4.0%
- White/Non-Hispanic: 17.2%
- The majority of our students are female (55%)
- 19 or less: 18.9%
- 20-24: 31.2%
- 25-29: 16.0%
- 30-34: 11.0%
- 35-39: 7.3%
- 40-49: 7.9%
- 50+: 7.1%
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Who We Are
Mission College is a public two-year community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley. See our map.
West Valley (our sister college) and Mission College have been serving our community for decades-- West Valley over a half-century and over 40 years at Mission College. Together, our West Valley-Mission Community College District serves the communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and San Jose.
Our Mission Statement
Mission College serves the diverse educational needs of our student population by providing equitable access and support towards completing associate degrees and certificates aligned with transfer and career pathways to meet educational and personal goals as well as the workforce demands of the city of Santa Clara and Silicon Valley.
Our Value Statements: At Mission College, we value
- Social Justice
Nondiscrimination - Board Policy 3410
The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.
The District, and each individual who represents the District, shall provide access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or military and veteran status, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
How much does it cost?
As UC and CSU/Cal State costs continue to rise, local students and families rely on our local community colleges to maintain affordable education and career preparation. Annual tuition fees at Mission College is $1,104. Compare that to: San Jose State ($7,721) or similar Cal States, UC Berkeley ($14,170) or similar UC's or Santa Clara University ($49,858) or other private four-years. See our fee breakdown here.
Access to Job Training
West Valley and Mission Colleges provide local students and returning veterans with
high quality, affordable education, preparation for university transfer, and specialized
job training in fields such as nursing, engineering, and firefighting. Check out our
jobs.missioncollege.edu for current jobs to students and our apprenticeship program for other opportunities.
Veteran Services at Mission College
West Valley and Mission Colleges serve a number of veterans each year. At our VALOR Center, we help veterans succeed. Our Colleges must continue to improve veterans’ services returning civilian life with financial aid, registration, and access to affordable education and career training.
What specific repairs we have made
In the last decade Mission College has built a new Student Engagement Center, Viso Sports Complex, and Gillmor Center. We have refurbished our Freeberg Hospitality Management Building and Child Development Centers. This includes repairing/replacing leaky roofs, heating, cooling, plumbing and electricity. Many of our buildings are LED certified as well.
Getting to Campus
Mission College is served by county transit, is close to light rail and easy access to Highways 101, 880, 237 and to the San Jose Mineta International Airport. Click here for transit options.
We have a number student services serve first generation or low income students, such as TRIO, CalWorks or EOPS. Services are also available for Dreamers/DACA and disabled students. We also offer career, transfer, counseling and job help.